The way of the blog — a poem
The way of the blog is not your choice:
it chooses you.
You choose to blog but not
the way you do it.
At first you clutch the steering wheel
as tight as skin, and that’s OK
for soon you find you’ve gone astray.
When you stop begging for advice
you’ll soften up and harden up
your feet will wander left or right
you’ll drop your rules and tools
and filaments like floaters
will block your vision.
You will mute your mission to inspire
and start to write instead.
Feet, fun, freedom
hands and hesitation—
let them do their thing.
The way of the blog
22 thoughts on “The way of the blog — a poem”
How well you have described the thought process of a writer/ blogger.
Aha. Mental CCTV.
Hi Rachel – couldn’t agree more … great description of the blogger’s start up … ‘for soon you’ll find you’ve gone astray’ – the best way to go … cheers Hilary
Yes, if it stops being fun, something has to change.
Just like being a jedi:).
Very nice! Yes, writing is best when it’s true and simple, not trying to be something.
Excellent inspiration!! I hope I get to the point of muting my, “mission to inspire and start to write instead” in about an hour or so.
Go for it.
This is so true !
Great poem! liked the metaphors and images.
Yes, yes, yes. Well said. Gotta do your own thing in the blogosphere, or you’ll never be happy with what you do.
‘Mute your mission to inspire and write instead.’ Beautifully put ‘thereby hangs a tale’ .
You have a tale?
How true, how true.
And just as mysterious is your accumulation of followers. When I started out I was happy if just one person read my posts. Now I have a worldwide collection of blog friends.
Which is wonderful, and not so mysteriously, a reflection of what and how you write.
I’m trying to set up a blog as we speak, (or write). I have a long way to go but your poem is just what I needed at this time.
Happy to hear that. Good luck.
Good essence. 🙂